Commonly Asked Questions about Wrongful Death (and their Answers)
When you’re already coping with a devastating loss, the last thing you want to do is revisit your tragedy again and again and struggle with your financial future. A wrongful death suit can help you gain closure and financial compensation after a loss. We know how hard it is to cope with the grieving process and the sheer amount of tasks you must do after you’ve experienced a loss due to someone else’s negligence, so we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help you get the information you need. If you’re in the San Bernardino County area, we’re here when you’re ready to talk about the specific details of your case.
What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
When a person has died due to someone else’s negligence or harmful actions, the survivors can sue the perpetrator or entity that caused the death and receive monetary compensation for their loss. While money won’t help with grieving or bring a loved one back, it will help the family survive and go on after a loss.
Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?
In most cases, the surviving spouse or children can file a wrongful death claim, but in some cases, other family members may do so as well. Speak to a wrongful death attorney to learn more about your options and the specific rules that would apply in your case.
What damages can be awarded for a wrongful death claim?
Most commonly, the court will award damages designed to replace the income of the lost family member. Money for funeral expenses or medical expenses, lost pension, benefits and inheritance can also be included; every case is different, and a San Bernardino County wrongful death attorney can help you understand what you can expect from your specific case.
How do I file a wrongful death claim?
Contact our office to talk about your case and get an idea of what to do next. Our capable team is familiar with the process and understands just how difficult and trying this time is for you and will work hard to get you a fair outcome and compensation for your loss.
Contact us to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits and to talk about the specific details of your case. We’re here to help you during this difficult time.